The Croatia international has expressed his delight as he edges closer to completing a move to Camp Nou from the Europa League winners
The 26-year-old is expected to move to Camp Nou after he has represented Croatia at the World Cup, with his performances during Sevilla's Europa League victory last season having caught the eye of several of Europe's biggest clubs.WORLD CUP: Hottest WAGs | Golden Ball contenders | Golden Boot contenders | Potential breakout stars | USA vs. Nigeria photos | Best players absent
And Rakitic is thrilled to be on the verge of a move to the Catalan outfit, which is looking to rebuild its squad after missing out on the Liga, Champions League and Copa del Rey trophies last season.
"I am very happy," Rakitic told Catalan newspaper Sport. "It is a dream come true."
Barcelona is believed to have agreed a deal in the region of 20 million euros for the Croatia international.
Rakitic's arrival is expected to hasten the departure of Cesc Fabregas, with Premier League sides Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City all linked with the Spain midfielder's signature.
Barcelona appointed Luis Enrique as head coach last month after parting company with Gerardo Martino, who lasted just one season at the helm.